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Common UNIX Printing System by Michael R. Sweet

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Chapter 7Introduction to the Internet Printing Protocol

This chapter provides background information on the Internet Printing Protocol, the network printing protocol from the Internet Engineering Task Force. IPP forms the basis of the Common UNIX Printing System.

History of IPP

The IPP working group was created in 1997 by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Printer Working Group (PWG) to develop a standard network printing protocol that addressed the needs of the Internet community and current technologies.

The Line Printer Daemon Protocol

The first thing the IPP working group did was to throw away the previous standard lineprinter daemon (LPD) protocol described in RFC 1179. The LPD protocol was based on a sample implementation ...

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